CFP Geographic Region - Northern Forest

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Northern Forest Land Protection Fund

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In 2000, OSI conducted a study of the opportunities and barriers to large landscape conservation in the Northern Forest, a 26-million-acre region spanning the northern stretches of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  Based on this study, OSI produced a prospective on better forest management and enhanced biodiversity at the landscape scale. The study resulted in the creation of the Northern Forest Protection Fund, a grant and loan fund capitalized with $12.7 million from the Doris Duke Charitable and Surdna Foundations, and Jane’s Trust.

Beneficiaries of loans and grants from the Fund have included large, national land trusts such as The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land as well as regional organizations such as the New England Forestry Foundation and Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.

The Northern Forest Protection Fund has made 16 grants and nine loans totaling $25 million to protect more than 1.5 million acres of land in the region, including projects in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and southern Quebec.

Contact for the Northern Forest Region is Jennifer Melville:


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